"Description de l'Empire du Sophi des Perses Tiree en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie, et en Partie de Plusieurs et Diverses Relations", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1658 (circa)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde
Color: Hand Color
20.4 x 15.3 inches
51.8 x 38.9 cm
This handsome map of the Persian Empire extends from the Caspian Sea to the Arabian Sea, and as far east as the Indus River. Decorated with a lovely cartouche and engraved by Jean Somer.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A .
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark, contemporary outline color in the map, and later color in the cartouche. There is light soiling and toning along the edges of the sheet and a couple of tiny chips along the bottom of the sheet.